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Card games: Poker, patience, whist, etc.

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  • Pokerby Phil Gordon; Jonathan Grotenstein; Jon Favreau

    Gallery Books 2004; US$ 19.95

    Like a secret society, poker has its own language and customs -- its own governing logic and rules of etiquette that the uninitiated may find intimidating. It's a game of skill, and playing well depends on more than just a good hand or the ability to hide emotion. The first step toward developing a style of play worthy of the greats is learning to... more...

  • Bad Beats and Lucky Drawsby Jr. Phil Hellmuth

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's "clash of the titans" hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European... more...

  • One of a Kindby Nolan Dalla; Peter Alson; Mike Sexton

    Atria Books 2005; US$ 16.00

    Stuey Ungar, the son of a Lower East Side bookie, grew up in a New York of the 1950s and '60s that was straight out of Damon Runyon. By his early teens, he had dropped out of high school and was spending most of his time in the city's under- ground card rooms. So prodigious was his talent for playing gin rummy that he soon found himself bankrolled... more...

  • Bigger Dealby Anthony Holden

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 15.00

    In the years since Anthony Holden wrote his classic memoir Big Deal, the poker world has changed beyond recognition. When Holden played in the 1988 World Series of Poker there were 167 starters competing for a prize of $270,000. Since then, poker has become the world's largest single-competitor sport -- at the 2006 World Series there were almost... more...

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Poker Bets & Bluffsby David Apostolico

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 9.95

    All bets are on! Most how-to-win poker books leave out two of the most important tools of the game: effective betting and bluffing. Now, a poker expert extraordinaire gives readers the quick and dirty inside information so readers can hone these skills. Readers will learn about the art of value betting, weighing value against risk, the power... more...

  • Play Blackjack Like the Prosby Kevin Blackwood

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Professional blackjack player Kevin Blackwood shares his million-dollar winning strategies for mastering the odds and consistently beating the house at their own game. Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the requisite introduction to the modern game of blackjack, including high and low stakes casino, shoe games (several decks shuffled together),... more...

  • The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyleby Stewart Wolpin

    New Chapter Press 1990; US$ 5.95

    Here's a chance to learn the 200 real rules of poker, including descriptions of the characters, the right food and the wrong food to serve; betting strategies that keep players from losing too much too early; dealing, talking; and the dos and don'ts of a minimal standard of behavior. more...

  • Hoyle's Rules of Gamesby Albert H. Morehead; Geoffrey Mott-Smith; Philip D. Morehead

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 6.99

    In 1742, Edmond Hoyle published the definitive book on the popular game of his day, whist. Games evolve with time, just as whist gave rise to contract bridge. However, more than 250 years later, Hoyle?s is still the definitive name when it comes to the rules of the game?whether it?s bridge, backgammon, Scrabble® or Blackjack. The game player?s basic... more...

  • Big Dealby Anthony Holden

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 15.00

    In 1988, best-selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to innumerable poker players and poker memoirists who followed. Big Deal is his story of days and nights in Las Vegas, Malta, and Morocco, mingling... more...

  • Ghosts at the Tableby Des Wilson

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.63

    Poker has taken over the world. It is said that 80 million people now play regularly and close to $100 million is played for online every day. Tournaments generate prize pools that far outstrip all other recreational events - the top prize in the World Series of Poker in recent years has been greater than the money collected by the winners of the... more...